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I Have Hepatitis C

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    Battling The Dragon

    Hello ReadersI tested positive for HCV (hep c) in February of 2004. In November of 2003, I woke up one morning and my daughter told me i had a yellow tint in my eyes and skin. I went too the hospital, some blood was taken, and my ast and alt and bilirubin were extremely...
    MissingTeenie MissingTeenie 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    I Beat Hep C :)

    make a long story short, my father had passed away starting messing with heroin, something ive never done. lasted only a 6 mth period, caught hep c from my ex. i knew it would happen so i went right away and got tested, found out YES I DID GET IT, so found a doc to start...
    NOLA2013 NOLA2013 31-35 Jan 22, 2013

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    I Just Don't Know Anymore

    Well here's my story I was born in the early 80's in monterey ca. I was born a blue baby. Had open heart surgery in san fran at 30 hrs old; had to have blood transfusions. 30 years to the day happen to find out I have chronic hep c and cirrous of the liver. I've alway had sign of...
    Mattjerker Mattjerker 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 15, 2012

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    I Have Hep C And Am Scared Of It...

    I had never heard of hepatitis C until my mom was diagnosed in 2006 or 7.  She got it a few years from I was born from a tattoo she got, back when it was "OK" to share needles (after they had bleached it). So when she was pregnant with me I got it, but didn't get tested for hep...
    TheSurvivorKairi TheSurvivorKairi 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    I Have Had Hep C For 10 Years

    i was diagnosied when i was 18 years old in 28 now and have been throught the treatment peginferon and ribaverin twice with no success. i have a genotype they have never seen before. it is strong and unrelentless. i have had a rought time of it but im keeping on going. when i...
    anarexxxia anarexxxia 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2012

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    I Have Fought The Dragon And Won

    Hi, I was diagnosed in 1992 with HCV Genotype 3A, It had only just been discovered and treatments then were severely limited. I guess that I contracted it in 1987, but it could have been earlier. In 1998 I had my first liver biopsy and it was determined that I had cirrhosis. I...
    wattahappiness wattahappiness 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2009

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    I Live With Hep C

    I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in October of 2008, genotype 1b. I had a liver biopsy and  was told I could wait a couple years for treatment. I am starting treatment soon, I go on the 12th of August to discuss options. It freaks me out a little that its chemo, but I think I...
    TheSurvivorKairi TheSurvivorKairi 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    Not To Be Scared

    I have full blown chronic Hepatitis C probably contacted through a blood transfusion I had I in 1984. It was detected 6 years back when after an intestinal bleed episode and the liver biopsy indicated cirrhosis. I went through peg interferon shots with supporting medication. The...
    sleepyjoe sleepyjoe 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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    Life Is Good, Then Suddenly...hep C+

    First Signs: One day I wake up, realize that I'm 48. So I started running in October of 2011, my plan was to get into the best shape of my life by the time I was 50. I started by getting a dog and running in the morning. Everything was good, but it became apparent after a very...
    Run2Me Run2Me 46-50, M 12 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Living With Hep C

    My story begins when i was born back in 1989 i weighed 2 Ibs 9 oz with no lungs and i was losing alot of blood, died 4 times... came back!!! stayed in the hospital for 8 months till i was fully developed. Anyway... My father decided to pass sum of his blood to help save my life...
    johnt0420 johnt0420 22-25, M 15 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    Reviewers Wanted, New Book Curing Hepatitis C

    Hello! My name is Madeline and I work at Hatherleigh Press. We’ve recently released a book titled Curing Hepatitis C by Gregory T. Everson, MD. The book outlines the latest information about treatment protocols including interferon-free regimens, QUAD therapy, host acting...
    MadelineHather1 MadelineHather1 22-25 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    23 Year Old Daughter Helping

    In 2001, my then 44 year old mother was diagnosed with HCV. She contracted the disease through a blood transfusion she had received when she was 13. With the transfusion, she received HCV. With an all caucasian family and genotype 1a.. after the procedure she became a genotype 4a...
    daughtersresearch daughtersresearch 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Hepatitis-c And Sjogrens Syndrome

    Hi all. I was diagnosed with Hepatitis-C two years ago. I have stage three, genome 1b. This year I was also diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome as well. I got hep C from a blood transfusion when I was delivering my last baby in 1995 but I never realized it until two years ago. I had...
    Dog51Ruth Dog51Ruth 56-60, F Jul 27, 2013

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    Lost And No One To Talk To

    well i was a drug addict but had getting my life straighten up.But now that i found out that i havee hep b+c .I just cant cope with it.And have no one to talk to about it.So i am trying to find groups and chats to talk to someone who understands what i am going through.Please any...
    ayanna32 ayanna32 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2012

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    My Journey

    In 2004 I received the diagnosis of HepC after participating in a Red Cross Blood Drive. Immediately found a doctor who specialized in this field. Had my first liver biopsy and learned I was stage 2 with minimal scarring. As the years passed, I learned healthy ways to live...
    Pamela0825 Pamela0825 56-60, F Oct 29, 2012

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    A New Chapter In My Life

    So I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C about a couple weeks ago, today upon seeing my doctor I got worse news. It's really bad, my liver is in terrible condition because for a large part of my life I used drugs. I got hepatitis from being an intravenous drug user. The ****** thing...
    emmaliejay emmaliejay 18-21, T May 15, 2013

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    Hep C, Super Nervous Day For Me.....

    Was diagnosed with hep c last year, and have kinda put it in the back of my mind, have been drinkin and may have develped a bit of a problem with the drinkin as well... But on here today tryin to find some forums and maybe some new friends who can relate... On my mind today...
    canadianevan canadianevan 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    Waiting For a New Treatment to Come Along

    I was diagnosed in 2005 and probably got hepatitis c from sharing needles when I used to shoot coke. I did treatment in 2006 but did not respond. I was just checked out again in December and am still grade 1 stage 1. I have genotype 1A. I'm always happy to share my experiences...
    cosmiclove cosmiclove 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    Punishment ...Im Terrified

    I've got it and my husband has. We've been clean off meth a year and a few mos now. After 6 mos clean I found out I had it my mom called it my punishment. At the time I was 4 mos pregnant and scared. I jave genotype 2 my husband waiting pn bloodwork. We got clean with only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    My Horrible Drug Use

    I have shot up meth and now I am paying for it I have 6 years and counting clean time I never want to go back to using drugs again my doctor said that my blood work says stage 3 and my ultrasound says stage 4 hep c virus he wants to do a liver biopsy and I am scared any advice...
    nate2013 nate2013 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Just Updating

    I don't know who has read my last story. But I'm still doing my treatment. I finished the triple therapy.(incivek, peginterferon and ribavirin) Now I'm just on the peginterferon and ribavirin and I have been undetectable for a few months now.
    Mattjerker Mattjerker 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    Newly Diagnosed - Again!!!

    I am in a state of shock. I went for routine blood tests including a raft of liver function tests. A call from the doctor asking me to come back in - today set the alarm bells ringing. The results showed that something catastrophic was happening with my liver. More tests Hep A, B...
    takethattoo takethattoo 51-55, M Oct 18, 2012

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    Apple

    hi im 51,half cherokee,and half irish,heck of a combination,i have hep c and have had it 2 yeaRS, but i am doing very well dr told me i should very well if i keep a healthy lif style,,,,i find it hard to date someone cause first thing you have to say is, this is what i have and...
    pphantomeye pphantomeye 51-55, F Feb 12, 2011

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    I Might Have Hepatitis C And I'm Scared

    After donating blood my mother recieved news that there is a strong possibility that she may have Hepatitis C. After doing a little research we found out it can be transferred through razors. My mother, sisters and I all shared the same razor. So there is a chance we all may have...
    KurenaiKamui KurenaiKamui 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    My Diagnosis (long Version)

    Several years ago I was diagnosed with hepatitis C. What follows is a detailed version of my diagnosis and what happened next, right up to my first shot experience. My Diagnosis   A diagnosis of hepatitis C can be a very scary event for a person. Most haven't even heard of...
    cclay1358 cclay1358 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Help 4 Hep C

    I work at skyemed pharmacy we are a specialty pharmacy that deals with Hep C and crohn's Disease medications. We help a lot of patients with high copays and people who may be in their medicare "donut hole". If you or anyone you know needs assistance please call 866-398-2148 x105...
    help4hepC help4hepC 31-35 Nov 20, 2012

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    Hep C And Hating My Life

    hi all new to the sight as well as this group i am from australia and have hep c ive had it for a while now and i am hateing it i blame myself everyday for gettting this virus as i was a drug user afew years back and didnt know that the needle was dirty it only takes one toget it...
    tigerlilly77 tigerlilly77 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    Mistakes

    I have the Hep C virus since the 80s I think. I have had unprotected sex with many partners recently. I had a lover for the past few months and I neglected to mention my condition therefore exposing him to possible contamination. He has left me to go to Japan for one month...
    Susan06 Susan06 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    FOR People Who R Affected By Hep C In One Way Or Another!

     I AM LOOKN FOR SUPPORT FOR THIS, PROBABLY HAD IT FOR EVER, WANT TO KNOW OTHER FOLK'S WHO HAVE IT. I REALLY FEEL ISOLATED AND LONELY AND MOST OF ALL SCARED! I REALLY DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT DATING IF EVER I DO AGAIN. I GOT KID'S AND IT IS SCARY DOIN THIS ALONE AT LEAST...
    princessjenn2009 princessjenn2009 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    Thank You

    Thank You all,for the comments on my story/question "Treatment".Come November,I guess I'll take larry the cable guys advice and"Get er done"!
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Sep 24, 2012

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    Blissfully Running Against The Wind

    I'm 57 now and have been diagnosed for 1 year; Stage 4 untreatable Hep. C, Neuropathy, Untreatable Chronic Hep. Cirrhosis (MELD 19) and managed Hep. Encephalitis. I have been examined in and out multiple times. Removal of 2 below "the stomach" pre-cancerous polyps and a eroded...
    CaptHayes CaptHayes 56-60, M Apr 4, 2013

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    Me Too

    About 2 yrs ago i had a bad case of the flu.i went to my dr.thinking i'd just get a shot and go home and sleep.i had good medical insurance back then from my job so of course the DR. ran a whole battery of test on me.A week later i got a phone call and was told it was real...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Jul 16, 2012

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    Some Thing That Realy Bothers Me

    Before hepc was well known,before i ever knew i had it i use to donate blood. i pray to God that ive never passed this on to some one else,they didnt test for it in the 80s
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Jul 17, 2012

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    I Have Hepatitis C Genotype 1a

    Hi my name is Irene, and I was told in January that I have hepatitis C. I came home from the doctors, and cryed till I couldn't cry anymore. I worked in a hospital drawing blood for a living.So everything I learned years ago was that hep C had no cure. I got on the computer and...
    rireney rireney 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    No Support Groups In My Town

    Last year I started getting joint pain in my elbows,knees,hips. And had the feeling that something was really wrong. So my family doctor sent me to a RA doctor. Thinking that it was arthritis. After getting blood work done my doctor calls me up on a monday to tell me that I had...
    wilsonzoey wilsonzoey 51-55, F Nov 4, 2012

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    Treatment

    Come this November,My medicare will kick in and i want to start treatment for this Hep C right away,but ive heard so many horror stories about the side affects,im thinking of waiting until after the holidays.I want to be there for my family.Any thoughts?
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    treatment blues

       hello friends.im happy to see so much support around this illness.i am on shot  10 of my 6 mo. treatment.i am so sick.i cant work,trying to get some benefits,too sick to follow up with the paperwork.seems everyday another side effect shows up.my...
    sedonabreez sedonabreez 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    My Friend Has Hepatitis C

    I am joining this group to help a friend who has Hepatitis C
    IlliterateScientist IlliterateScientist 31-35, M Apr 24, 2013

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    For Over Five Years, Something Gives Me Energy, Keeps Hep C Levels Low, My Test Results Are Great

    There are hundreds of people experiencing very positive effects from the Aloe Vera Plus.  Dr. Bruce Walton, now 80, contacted the hepatitis C virus in surgery while operating on a patient. He worked with another physician to develop a natural alternative for people...
    Schaef Schaef 66-70 Nov 19, 2010

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    Bubble

    i found out 2 years ago i have hep c, went on the interferon and ribavirin,,had sucess but it ended, causing me so much depression , i took an overdose ,they said my brain had a sezure,,, so now i can not take it my only chance to be cured ,,, now i feel like i live in a bubble i...
    pphantomeye pphantomeye 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    I'm Pregnant And Tested Positive For Hep C

    I'm 22 years old and pregnant with my first child and in April a standard blood test came back showing that I'm positive for Hep C. Last spring and summer my boyfriend and I were living on the street doing IV drugs recreationaly. We were careful to only share needles with each...
    sunnyfairymermaids sunnyfairymermaids 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    Diagnosed 1 Yr Ago And Still Spinning Wheels

    I was diagnosed w/Hep C (1a, viral load between 1 and 2 mil, not bad I guess) after I had this weird episode where I suddenly began slurring my words and lost my ability to walk. It passed quickly, but I did go to ER for it. They couldn't figure out what had happened so they sent...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 4 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Angry and Helpless

    I was diagnosed at 19, 3yrs ago. My mother was diagnosed shortly after I was. We did the treatment together, and while I was able to put mine into remission, she did not respond. Mostly, I'm angry. I'm angry they can't tell you how long you've had it, I'm angry there's no...
    kissykeikocakes kissykeikocakes 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    Don't Wanna Talk About It!!

    I say this because I hep c has ben on my mind now for 10 years since i contracted it through drugs. I was brave enough to begin the 48 wk treatment plan to sort out my type 1b strain a month ago. I had avoided this for a long time, horrified as I was about the side-effects which...
    LittleStarCat LittleStarCat 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    we teach quran with tajweed, translation tafseer and memorization.  we also teach kalmas nimaz and other islamic obligations.  i hope all those who have love with this beautiful religion can join us online now.  this is one to one class. for more details u can  call...
    rizikhan rizikhan 18-21 Feb 5, 2012

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    Dealing with fatigue? I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis when I was 13. Now, I am a full-time university student and I also work part-time as a cashier. I take prednisone...
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    My Ex boyfriend and I had been together and living together for 2 and a Half years. He was very mentally abusive as he would always want me home by the time he was home from work...
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    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
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    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
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    I wish I was fearless and bold and, could put up a fight and stand up for myself but the truth is I am as timid as one could ever be. I shy away from strangers and stress out if I...
    patiencesentience patiencesentience 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Going Home Have you ever been excited and dreaded something at the same time? I am going home. I have not been home for 5 long years. I am so excited yet, I am walking into a...
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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
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